Harrowing Footage Captures Doomed Mother’s Desperate Act Before Being Crushed by Escalator

Harrowing footage taken from a mall in China Sunday captured the moment a mother tossed her chid to safety before being swallowed by an escalator after the floor suddenly gave way.

The video shows the 30-year-old mother and son on the escalator as normal. As the two come to exit, the panel below the pair collapsed. The mother can be seen in the footage pushing her child to safety before falling into the hole.

State media later reported that the woman had died, according to CNN.

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